Your guide to Columbia College admissions

Columbia College is a community of 20,000 thinkers, doers and risk takers. Our students study on our traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, online and at more than 30 locations nationwide. Join us!


Bachelor's & Associate

Earn an accredited four- or two-year degree. We make the admissions process easy.

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A master’s degree can increase career and earning potential. Earn one in as little as 12 months.

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A certificate can give your resume an edge. Provide proof of program readiness or add a certificate to a current degree program.

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Dual Enrollment

Take college classes while you’re in high school. Admission is based on your high school grade level and academic achievement.

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Transfer credit & experience

Transfer College credit

We accept up to 90 hours of credit from regionally accredited institutions.

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Transfer Work experience

You could get an academic credit for professional development, licensure and training.

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Additional admissions processes

Serving military community Since 1973

Receive academic credit for military service, training and experience.

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Serving students From around the globe

International students benefit from studying at a small liberal arts college in the U.S.

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Why Columbia College?

We offer accredited degrees on your time and budget.

When to apply?

Apply anytime. We start eight-week classes six times a year.

How to apply?

Create a profile and password and submit the short application form.

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